*Disclaimer: Kit was more appropriately dressed for the weather than I was… so don’t judge my lack of bundling her up. 🙂 The things you do for photo shoots!
For the last year and a half, David and I haven’t been able to get out and do too much because of my having a rough pregnancy and then us having a newborn (plus an insanely busy summer). We’re just now getting into our rhythm as a family of three and we’ve enjoyed being able to go on some fun adventures.
I firmly believe that every moment in life has the potential for adventure.
David and I try to live each day with this philosophy and for us that often means getting out and exploring our city as much as we can. Also, kudos to my new photographer Olivia. She did a great job with these pictures and it was really fun to shoot with her!
This morning I was reading from Joyce Meyer’s “Confident Woman Devotional” and what she had to say REALLY resonated with me, especially after what I wrote about last Friday. She writes: “I think the greatest tragedy in life is to live and not enjoy life. If you are warring with yourself all the time, you are not enjoying your life… We wrestle and struggle with ourselves because of all that we are not not, when we should be praising and worshiping God for all that we are.” (pg. 144) Oh man. This was just exactly what I needed to hear. I so struggle with “warring” with myself. I have such a hard time relaxing and allowing myself to be imperfect and I can be REALLY hard on myself. In fact, there are some days where I struggle to find happiness because I am so… in my own head. We laughed on Friday about my failed camping excursion (and now I can honestly laugh about it), but at the time I felt like such a failure. After reading Meyer’s words,
I realized that I was living that moment, but I wasn’t allowing myself to enjoy that moment.
I was warring with the fact that we weren’t able to pull off a successful camping trip instead of enjoying the craziness of the situation! I have noticed that I’m also prone to this with this whole capsule wardrobe journey. Sometimes I get so caught up in creating the perfect experience that I’m not actually enjoying life! But I started this whole journey so that I could find more fulfillment in life by not getting so caught up in the external parts of my person. This really is a journey… one that I feel I am only beginning. Do any of you struggle with living in, and enjoying, the moment? Or if you don’t do you have any advice for this lady about how to relax and let life’s “oops” moments be fun and not stressful? I’d love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time,